Upper West Side, New York
The Upper West Side turned residential in the 1870s when the Ninth Avenue El (elevated railroad) finally made commuting to downtown possible. The Dakota, New York's first luxury apartment building, sprung up in 1884, brownstones and other buildings soon followed suit in the area. Today, the Upper West Side is home to cultural landmarks such as the Lincoln Center and the American Museum of Natural History.
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The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is home to opera, theater, and the Museum of American Folk Art.
American Folk Art Museum
The American Folk Art Museum prides itself on offering a collection of works by contemporary self-taught artists. On display are a wide range of art works, with such items as quilts, paintings, and carvings that illustrate the history of American folk art.The museum has a permanent collection and features changing exhibitions.
Address: 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023-6214, United States
Opening hours: 12pm-7:30pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $12.00, Students $8.00, Senior $8.00, Child 12 & under FREE
Useful tips: Fridays - free after 5:30pm.
Facilities: Restaurant or food service
Transit: 66th Street subway
Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Children's Museum of Manhattan is a participatory museum that opened in 1973 based on the premise that children learn through play. Multimedia exhibits, high-tech hands-on equipment and other exhibits teach children about the workings of the human mind, the five senses and the biology of birds and animals.
Address: 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024-4901, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Closed: Mon
Always opened on: Martin Luther King's Birthday - USA (3rd Monday, Jan), President's Day - USA (3rd Monday, Feb), Memorial Day - USA (last Monday, May), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Labor Day - USA (1st Monday, Sep), Columbus Day - USA (2nd Monday, Oct)
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: $10.00, Senior $7.00, Child 1 & under FREE
Useful tips: The first Friday of every month admission is free from 5pm to 8pm.
Facilities: Gift shop
AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13
When you are tired from a long day of sightseeing and walking all over New York, you might want to try relaxing in front of a large screen and taking in a movie. The AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 offers a full on 3D experience.
Hotel des Artistes
Children's Cultural Center of Native America
The Children's Cultural Center of Native America is designed to educate children about Native cultures. It caters primarily to school groups and other children's groups, with programs to engage children and expose them to different perspective. Kids can take part in a powwow, go inside a teepee, participate in creating art, and gain an understanding of Native issues. The focus is both on past cultures and present day native cultures. There are puppeteers telling stories, demonstrations, games, crafts, and much more.
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